April 20, 2017 - Gatineau – The Government of Canada is pleased to introduce the Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line, a new tool in the fight against fraud, collusion and corruption in federal contracts and real property agreements.
The Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line, launched by the Competition Bureau, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Public Services and Procurement Canada, encourages Canadians to anonymously report any suspected wrongdoing in Government of Canada procurements by calling a toll-free number or completing an online form.
Call the toll-free Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line at 1-844-365-1616 or complete the online reporting form if you witness or suspect any of the following unethical business practices:
- false invoicing
- bribery to influence business decisions
- undisclosed conflicts of interest
- fraudulent contract performance schemes
The tip line is accessible Monday to Friday from 8:30 ET to 17:30 ET. An answering service is available after hours.
Note that monetary awards will not be given for tips received.
How your tips will help
The information that you provide will help to conduct investigations and introduce due diligence measures, where warranted, to protect the integrity of federal contracts and real property agreements.
Any suspected criminal activity that is uncovered will be turned over to the Competition Bureau and/or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Impacts on business
Unethical and fraudulent practices may result in the following negative impacts on business:
- undermine fair competition
- lessen integrity of the markets
- create barriers to economic growth
- increase the cost of doing business
- increase the risk of doing business
- lower public confidence in government institutions
Help promote the tip line
Building and reinforcing awareness of the toll-free line and online form benefits everyone. Download our promotional tools and use them in your workplace and publications. We also encourage you to share the products with your partners, clients and others to further increase participation.
- Learn more about unethical business practices
- Report suspected wrongdoing in government contracts and real property agreements
- Learn more about safeguards in place to protect your privacy
Questions or concerns
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Competition Bureau.
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